«We need education that will allow us not only to perceive the world, but also to change our economy, our society, our life,» the President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov stated at the first forum of rectors of universities of Kyrgyzstan and Russia «Development of Science and Education — Investment in the Future.»
He noted that Kyrgyzstan has set improvement of the quality of education and formation of high technology as the key priorities for the long-term period.
«Kyrgyz society is inherent in the pursuit of new knowledge, healthy lifestyle, spiritual values. The Kyrgyz education system has the task to reform our universities in order to make them not only a place of transfer of accumulated knowledge, but also a place where a student acquires new knowledge throughout his life,» said Sooronbai Jeenbekov.
The head of state invited the forum participants to pay attention to modern approaches to the joint training of professional personnel.
«It is necessary to determine the mechanisms of joint research activities. Issues of promotion of the development of social, cultural and scientific educational integration of the Eurasian space should take a special place. Studies aimed at study of the history, culture and traditions of our peoples are very important for the future of our countries. We are well aware that education instils respect for different cultures and languages,» Sooronbai Jeenbekov stressed.